Employer Focused Legal Services

Comprehensive and Affordable Solutions

Patty Gill Law provides advice and strategies that touch every aspect of the employment relationship: from hiring to firing and everything in between. Patty has long-standing relationships with many of her clients who regularly turn to her for proactive workplace advice.

She is not just an adviser, but also a partner in helping HR and business leaders to improve their practices and avoid costly and wasteful lawsuits, at a fraction of what large firms charge.

Consulting

Obtain real-time advice on day-to-day HR issues.  A quick check-in with Patty may avoid a six-figure employment lawsuit.

 

  • Avoidance of discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Terminations and discipline
  • Medical issues
  • Leaves of absence
  • Sexual and other harassment claims
  • Performance management
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Mental health and psychological disabilities
  • Reductions in workforce and lay offs
  • Workers’ compensation retaliation
  • Severance programs
  • Social media use

Compliance

Numerous laws apply to your business, and sometimes many are implicated in a single workplace issue.  Rely on Patty’s 25 years of employment law experience to help guide you through.

 

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Background check compliance under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act and exempt/non-exempt classifications
  • National Labor Relations Act compliance for union and non-union employers
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and state law equivalents
  • Pay deduction issues
  • Employee handbooks and updates
  • Independent contractor classifications
  • State laws governing discrimination, harassment, and leaves of absence
  • Marijuana legalization issues
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Documentation

Good documentation is critical to prove compliance, effectively communicate with your employees, and to avoid costly lawsuits.  Partner with Patty to secure all the right documentation tools for your organization.

 

  • Offer letters
  • Employment agreements
  • Job descriptions
  • Tele-work agreements
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Performance improvement plans
  • Retention bonus agreements
  • Severance and release agreements
  • Policies and procedures
  • Disciplinary and termination documents
  • Independent contractor agreements

Advocacy

Even well-intended employment actions may result in an administrative complaint or demand letter from an adverse attorney.  Trust Patty Gill Law to be your voice and to protect your legal position.

 

  • Defending EEOC charges and drafting position statements
  • Handling DOL audits and complaints
  • Responding to attorney demand letters
  • Resolving external disputes and challenges

Investigations

Employee complaints should be investigated promptly and mindfully to de-escalate the situation and hopefully avoid litigation.  Patty prioritizes every investigation for her clients and treats every individual with respect.

 

  • Acting as an independent fact-finder in a privileged investigation role
  • Preparing privileged and thorough investigation reports
  • Guiding HR professionals in conducting their own workplace investigations

  Fostering Strong Partnerships

Empowering

Employers

About Patty Gill → 

Patty Gill is the absolute trifecta of subject matter expertise, terrific bedside manner, and pragmatism. She truly serves as a trusted advisor, focusing on creating long-term value for our business and providing reasonable, doable, and easy-to-execute advice. She is bright, charming and extremely accessible.

– Associate General Counsel, Transportation Company

One of the things that makes Patty unique is her responsiveness. Often, when HR issues come up, they need to be addressed as quickly as possible, and Patty is always very easy to reach and flexible when scheduling calls. Patty is also very efficient in the way she asks the pertinent questions to understand the legal needs and then offers knowledgeable legal counsel.

– Human Resources Manager, Healthcare System

Patty appreciates the fine line between running a business/human interaction and buttoning down our legal position. At no point does she suggest we do something without recognizing the reality of its implementation.

– Business Operations Manager, Construction Firm

I would recommend Patty to other business leaders because she tells you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Straight talk is imperative when it comes to employment-related issues, and Patty’s ‘bedside manner’ is endearing, yet firm, at the same time.

– Managing Partner, Accounting Services Firm

I have worked with Patty for over 19 years and consider her an integral part of our team. Her in-depth legal knowledge and solid counsel help ensure we are making the best decisions for our organization. I especially appreciate her comfortable communication style and ability to find workable solutions to complicated issues.

– Senior Vice President Human Resources, Hospital System

I have worked with Patty for over 16 years. The reason my organization has a continuous relationship with Patty is her responsiveness, practical approach, knowledge, and her ability to work well with any personality.

– General Counsel, Private Equity Firm

Solve Legal Matters Effectively and Efficiently

Patty Gill Law Understands How to Resolve Your Labor and Employment Challenges